I tweaked a family recipe and named it after my aunt Darla from Bristol, Tennessee. I’ve given the Southern spread a touch of her beloved Smoky Mountains by adding smoked paprika. There’s a touch of zing in there, too, courtesy of some quick-pickled onions.
A layer cake is like a fanfare: It blares “Celebration!” Full of flavor, this cake is based on nuts, cranberries and grated parsnips, a vegetable that might not spring to mind immediately when you’re thinking cake.
When you’ve had your fill of zucchini quick breads, why not pull out the cocoa powder and make a chocolate dessert that’s both decadent and loaded with summer’s favorite squash.
Raghavan Iyer folds black beans and tomatoes into his queso fundido for a deeper contrast not only of texture, but of color as well. He serves the addictive dip with his Ultimate French Fries.
Inspired by the classic French potato-leek soup, vichyssoise, this savory pie is all about textures and flavor.